Closed July 4th & 5th for Independence Day

Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM | Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM | Sun: 1PM to 5PM
4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 | 708-867-7828
Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM
Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM
Sun: 1PM to 5PM
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM | Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM | Sun: 1PM to 5PM

Throwback Thursday: Among the Missing

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, Among the Missing by Dan Chaon was first published.

In this haunting, bracing collection, Dan Chaon shares stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: The Fourth Hand

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, The Fourth Hand by John Irving was first published.

The Fourth Hand asks an interesting question: “How can anyone identify a dream of the future?” The answer: “Destiny is not imaginable, except …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: Stranger in a Strange Land

It’s Throwback Thursday! Sixty years ago this month, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein was first published.

Stranger in a Strange Land is the epic saga of an earthling, Valentine Michael Smith, born and educated on Mars, …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: Slammerkin

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue was first published.

Born to rough cloth in Hogarth’s London, but longing for silk, Mary Saunders’s eye for a shiny red ribbon leads her to prostitution at a …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: Year of Wonders

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks was first published.

When the plague visits an isolated village in the English countryside, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: The Day of the Jackal

It’s Throwback Thursday! Fifty years ago this month, The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth was first published.

One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: The Exorcist

It’s Throwback Thursday! Fifty years ago this month, The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was first published.

The Exorcist remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon. Inspired by a true …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: Animorphs: The Invasion

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, the first Animorphs book was published.

When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco stumble upon a downed alien spaceship and its dying pilot, they’re given an incredible power … a power they …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: Dead Until Dark

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris was first published.

Sink your teeth into the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series—the books that gave life to the …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: The Shadow of the Wind

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón was first published.

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: The Lathe of Heaven

It’s Throwback Thursday! Fifty years ago this month, The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin was first published.

In a near-future world beset by war, climate change, and overpopulation, Portland resident George Orr discovers that his dreams have …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: The Fourth Estate

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, Jeffrey Archer’s The Fourth Estate was first published.

Richard Armstrong narrowly escaped Hitler’s atrocities in Eastern Europe on his courage and his wits—skills that served him well in peacetime. Having turned a …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: Interview with the Vampire

It’s Throwback Thursday! Forty-five years ago this month, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire was first published.

The spellbinding classic that started it all from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

It’s Throwback Thursday! Forty-five years ago this month, Tom Robbins’s Even Cowgirls Get the Blues was published.

The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI has …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: Midnight’s Children

It’s Throwback Thursday! Forty ago this month, Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children was published.

Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India’s independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: Neanderthal

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, John Darnton’s Neanderthal was published.

When a paleoanthropologist mysteriously disappears in the remote upper regions of the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan, two of his former students, once lovers and now competitors, set …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition

It’s Throwback Thursday! Thirty-one years ago this month, Stephen King’s complete and uncut edition of The Stand was published.

One man escapes from a biological weapon facility after an accident, carrying with him the deadly virus known as Captain Tripps, …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: 1st to Die

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty years ago this month, 1st to Die, the first book in James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series was published.

Imagine a killer who thinks, “What is the worst thing anyone has ever done?”—and then goes …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: Angle of Repose

It’s Throwback Thursday! fifty years ago this month, Wallace Stegner’s classic novel Angle of Repose was published.

Stegner’s uniquely American classic centers on Lyman Ward, a noted historian who relates a fictionalized biography of his pioneer grandparents at a time …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

It’s Throwback Thursday! Fifteen years ago this month, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love was published.

Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty, she went through an early-onslaught of midlife crisis. She had everything an educated, ambitious American woman was supposed …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: The Demon-Haunted World

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan was published.

How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of …


Read More

Throwback Thursday: Infinite Jest

It’s Throwback Thursday! Twenty-five years ago this month, David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest was published.

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts’ halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most …


Read More